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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 23, 1948, Winona, Minnesota w EATHER warmer tonliMj uhl U "now. C.M.r Full Leased Wire Newt Report of The Associated Preit Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations VOLUME 48, NO. 5 W1NONA. MINNESOTA. MONDAY EVENING. FEBRUARY 23. 1948 FIVE CENTS PER COPY IS COMING Be mre your new radio can EIGHTEEN PAGES MATTER OF FACT Convention Deadlock Predicted fir Jwcph und Hlewarl Aluop Tho scene Is tho nqualld chaos ot the Republican convonllon at Philadelphia. The time Is the mompnt when tho dead- lock flnixl between Gov- ernor Thomas E. Dowoy und Sen- ator Robert A. Tuft. Suddenly, the name of Senator Arthur M. Van- dcnborg is plftccd before the con ventton, Governor Har- 'olcl Stniwon. al- roixdy uwnro trmt lip cannot make The Aluopn the gnido himself takes his place lit the him el of tho Vnndcnbrrg proersslcm. On the next ballot, thn drlPKiilnn, III" MlchlKnn dnlPtwtes und strong merits of the Pimmiylvunln, Now England and Western are already riding high on the Vnn- denbeTK bandwagon. On the ballot following Vandonberg receives tho Republican nomination lor the presidency. Tho forcRolnR Is tho extremely practiciU day drcum of ft number of astute und KOfisoncd players of the (Trent uamo of politics, Those day drenmers, to bo sure, conspic- uously do not Include Senator Vfin- drnbcrg himself. Ho la "till not conniving In tiny drnft-Vnndonborf< movement. But sovcrn.1 vltul factors make It wise to ttiko iinothor look at tho truth of tho Senator's own maxim, thnt no prenldnnllnl candi- date has ever been drafted who did not connive In tho draft. TUB K1H8T OK those, and the most Important, Is tho existence ol the day dreamers aforesaid. There Is a very simple reason why a Btnulne draft Is difficult. A draft movement, however spontaneous It mny seem on tho convonllon floor, requires careful advance prepara- tion. For this preparation, there must be organization. Unless tho prospective draftee Is an accom- plice, the work ol orgunlJintlon and is ordinarily Jmpcxi- Bible. In Senator Vixndenberg's case however, this rule emphatically does not apply. The day In- clude the Michigan national com- roltfrrmnn. Arthur SUimmorflnld. M number. .oCother leaders of the Michigan organization, and more than one key figure In other It Is a fair prediction that they will have completed tho necessary mini- mum of organisation and prepara- tion by the timo tho Republicans assemble for their quadrennial bean {east and delegate rodoo. The day dreamers are dolnn their day-dreaming without encourage- ment from their candidate. lie has done morp than avoid them. Some time ago, ho made u public request to the men of his homo state to line up buhlnd some other candi- date. Then Governor Kim Slftlor and other Michigan chieftains de- clared their determination, at a recent Michigan meeting, to take Vandenberg delegation to Phil- adelphia all tho name. After this episode. Vandenberg let It bo known that If the state convention scorned likely to name Vandenborg dele- gates, he would reiterate his former could Truman Urges More Housing Aid request in n manner thnt cot be misunderstood. THE CHANCES AUE. therefore that the Michigan .delegates will either divide between Taft, Dowcy and other candidates on early bal- lots, or will propose Governor Slgler M tho mate's favorite This dors not distress tho tiny dreamera, however. Indeed. It holpst them. Tho dmft will bo all tho more real, What encourages tho dny dream even more tho nhrowd calcu- lation they have made concerning Governor Std.ivn. As n presidential candidate In his own right, Is now forging handsomely ahcud. Yet tho odds uro still heavily him. In tho event of a Taft- Dcwcy deadlock, Stassen Is unlikely to swing to cither Dowcy or Tuft: slnco ho hits dono tho equivalent of slapping tho fuco ot tho former and punching tho chin of tho latter But on Lincoln cluy, In n speech In Pennsylvania. Stassen wont out of his way to romurk thut tho only republican now comparable to the emancipator wn.i Sermcor Vnn- drnberK. This clearly thut If he cunnot got tho himself, Stnssrn would rpgiird u Vnndon- tlckot as tho next bust thitiK. Al.Tor.KTHKR, always supposing that H Dflwpy-Tiift clwidlock devel- ops (for thrro can bo no draft with- out a deadlock) thrro Is only ono rnvl obsturlp to tho day drcum com- true. That obstacle Is tho sen- ator himself, Tho reports rut to his h'ftlth arc utterly unfounded. He Is often tired, bccutiso of n work schedule that would kill most men of 35. whprrns ho Is exactly tho same ago us President Trumiin. But his doctors huvo now found that ho is In better condition physically than almost nny other man of his The senator Is an obstacle, rather, because ho sopms ready to prevent a draft movement, by uctlvo per sonal Intervention, If mnsslvo op- position clovclop.i from tho moro antiquated Republican stuto organ- izations. Thus far, tho senator hns bren bryoncl attack, In staling that he Is nol u candidate, but thnt no ono can reject a druft. But It 1." hnrd to son how ho can defend the position of giving tho worst clo mrnts In tho Republican party n power of veto over tho muss of tho party's will. This does not rrmko sense. Nine Persons Perish as Fires Strike in Three Eastern Cities WniCJl JJtJIOUilo, uiw dny. (A.P. Wlrephoto to Tho Republican-Herald.) Persons Die In European Travel Mishaps The Icy hand of winter wan blamed today for week- end accidents which killed 48 per- sons and Injured 00 In Prance and Switzerland. A bun, n plane and n train wore Involved in three sepa- rate ml.shapR. Near historic Utah beach, on the French channel const, a huge now BO-paiBongor, tflx-englno flying boat plunged Into tho ROIV Saturday afternoon and police said they wero ouro all 10 persons aboard were dead. One official blamed tho sea- plane's loss on faulty do-lclng equipment; another said it had no clo-lclng equipment. Near Lyon, a bus carrying mem- bers of the Lyon cross country team returning from a race, skidded on a